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11:10 @JoshHarkinson close to scene reports police say Wolf releases from another police station.
11:00 From the arrest of a famous writer in NYC to…four youngsters busted in Asheville, NC for a "cleanup operation" at Merrill Lynch. Love this: "arrested for trespassing this afternoon after picking up litter and wiping windows on the Merrill-Lynch building in downtown." One put down a sponge and was led away.
10:50 Did not know Naomi was such a big Occupy supporter. See one of her Facebook pages. Also, she had been tweeting heavily pro-Occupy @NaomiRWolf.
10:44 Meanwhile, @AlecBaldwin just tweeted: "I wanna go to Zuccotti Park…."
10:30 Gothamist covers Naomi Wolf arrest with how it went down here. She was basically sticking for protesters right to gather there, advising them on megaphones, etc. … National Lawyers Guild saying Wolf was arrested for standing on the sidewalk in front of the Cuomo event, which she’d just attended.
10:25 Oh, the irony. Naomi Wolf’s longtime husband, now ex-husband, David Shipley, good guy and former op-ed editor at NYT (he published pieces by me), left not long ago to become executive editor at…wait for it….Bloomberg View.
10:20 Update on arrest of Naomi Wolf, @RDevro on the scene a: "Protesters gathered at 1st precinct where they believe Naomi Wolf is being held. They briefly sang, ‘Give it up for the NYPD.”" @OccupyWallStNYC adds: "not allowing us near 1st Precinct, so we are surrounded by 50 cops on sidewalk and singing classics."
10:00 Author Naomi Wolf arrested tonight in NY in Occupy protest with about a dozen others. Photo at left by Mike Shane and here. I was invited to the same Huff Post "GameChangers" event but declined to go. Reports suggest she was inside, came out, saw dozens of protesters, maybe said something to police and was cuffed. Or something like that. As noted below, protesters went there to target Gov. Cuomo and his "millionaires’ tax."